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IMS Technologies Partners with Reifenhäuser India

IMS Technologies, the manufacturer of Goebel slitter rewinders, will now be partnered in India by Reifenhauser India. Starting July 2020, Reifenhäuser India will represent IMS’ Goebel, a leading supplier of slitter rewinders, automatic unwinders and...

PACK EXPO Canceled for First Time in 60-plus Year History

After thoughtful consultation with the PMMI Board of Directors, PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, has made the difficult decision to cancel its in-person PACK EXPO International and Healthcare Packaging EXPO in Chicago...

Taghleef Industries Introduces New Brand reLIFE™

As part of Taghleef’s initiative to pioneer in developing solutions that support the move from a linear to a more circular economy, Ti introduces its new product portfolio called reLIFE™. Under Taghleef’s Dynamic Cycle approach,...

Hudson-Sharp Names New Regional Sales Directors

Hudson-Sharp, part of Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC) and Barry-Wehmiller’s converting equipment platform, is pleased to announce that Peter Sztehno and Scott Romenesko have been named regional sales directors. Sztehno will be leading Hudson-Sharp’s commercial...

Groups Recognize Recyclability of Packaging Innovations

Amcor, one of the world’s largest packaging companies, developed a film that matches the heat resistance of oriented PET but can still be recycled in PE film streams. The multi-layer material is one a number...

Brad Klimek Joins PCMC’s Tissue Sales Team as a Sales Engineer

Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC), part of Barry-Wehmiller, has announced that Brad Klimek has joined its tissue sales team as a Sales Engineer. In his new role, Klimek will focus on providing technical support to...

California Will Test a Stretch of Highway Paved Using Recycled Plastics

The system uses ground-up old asphalt mixed with a polymer binder made from recycled materials, and may be even more durable than traditional processes. Paving roads is a dirty business. That may not come as...

Aralar Invests in Logistics Technology; Inaugurates New Warehouse; and Plans to Start up New Wetlaid Line by the End of the Year

As the entry in service of its newest wetlaid line approaches, Aralar has recently inaugurated a new latest-generation warehouse. Designed to enhance service standards to its global wetlaid paper customer base, and with an area...

CNG's Kelly/Spicers Continues Packaging Expansion, Acquires Northern California's American Packaging

Central National Gottesman Inc. (CNG), which owns sales and distribution businesses in the global pulp, paper, tissue, packaging, wood products and metals industries, announced that its Kelly/Spicers division has acquired Northern California-based American Packaging, further...

Beyond the Fair, Towards a New Relationship with the Market: the Nordmeccanica Events Are Born

The extraordinary Italian industrial history passes through those excellences that only our country can express. Leading companies for innovation, research and dynamism, able to export all over the world, often led by enlightened and far-sighted...

Applied Manufacturing Technologies Announces Strategic Partnership with Autonomous Mobile Robot Manufacturer OTTO Motors

Applied Manufacturing Technologies (AMT), North America's largest independent full-service systems integration provider supporting manufacturers, robot companies, systems integrators, line builders, and users of robotic automation worldwide, today announced a strategic partnership with autonomous mobile robot...

Liquibox Bag-in-Box Solutions Help Brands Meet Tremendous Demand for Cleaners, Sanitizers and Detergents During COVID-19

In the midst of COVID-19, bag-in-box packaging has become a critical part of meeting the unprecedented demand for liquid cleaners, sanitizers and detergents. The global hand sanitizer market is projected to grow USD 0.9 billion...

Siegwerk Joins Project STOP to Combat Plastic Pollution in Indonesia

By becoming a strategic partner of Project STOP, Siegwerk actively supports the creation of sustainable waste management systems in Indonesia to eliminate leakage of plastics into the environment underlining its strong commitment to actively drive...

Morris Packaging Expands Plant Capacity

Morris Packaging expanded its Plymouth, Minn. plant with the addition of two 10-color flexographic printing presses. The addition of the 59 in. PCMC fusion printing press offers numerous technologies to increase production while reducing waste...

Northstar Capital Invests in Consolidated Label and Online Labels

Northstar Capital, a provider of junior capital for middle market private equity transactions, is pleased to announce it has partnered with Tenex Capital Management in its recapitalization and merger of Consolidated Label and Online Labels....

Redefining the Packaging Organization of the Future

With so much in flux, there is a clear need to help remove noise in the system and move from bad VUCA (volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity) to good VUCA. We will identify what is...

Vipap Videm Krško Invests in Expansion of Food Packaging Production

While until now newsprint and magazine paper accounted for 90% of the production of Slovenian paper mill Vipap Videm Krško, its share will fall by half within three years. As a part of the already...

Huhtamäki Oyj’s Half-yearly Report January 1–June 30, 2020: Good Resilience in the Face of the COVID-19 Crisis

The first half of 2020 has been marked by the COVID-19 outbreak. Throughout the crisis our primary focus has been to safeguard the health and safety of our employees and to maintain business continuity. We...

More Bad News For Oil & Gas: Plastic Recycling Targeted By University of Delaware

Just in time for Plastic Free July, earlier this month the US Department of Energy earmarked $11.6 million for a new high-impact R&D effort called the Center for Plastics Innovation. The taxpayer dollars will support...

Christoph Michalski Appointed New CEO of BillerudKorsnäs

The Board of Directors has appointed Christoph Michalski as new President and CEO of the company. He succeeds Lennart Holm, who has been acting President and CEO since November 2019. Christoph Michalski will assume his...

Dow Tackles Plastic Waste in Nigeria Through Local Partnerships

Dow has announced Project ReflexNG, a pilot project aiming to collect and recycle plastic waste in Lagos, Nigeria. This project is aligned to Dow’s global STOP THE WASTE sustainability target which will enable the collection,...

European Flexible Packaging Industry Agrees Unified Sustainability Vision

The members of Flexible Packaging Europe (FPE), which represent the European flexible packaging industry, agreed to a joint vision on sustainability at FPE’s first virtual conference, held last month. Flexible packaging is mainly composed of...

AeroFlexx Announces Addition of Senior Leadership

AeroFlexx, the company that is revolutionizing liquid packaging by bringing the first flexible package with rigid qualities to market, announced that Nicole Juntunen has been named as vice president, commercial and business development, and that...

Capidea Sells FlexoPrint to Optimum Group

The private equity fund Capidea sells the portfolio company FlexoPrint to the Dutch Optimum Group, which is backed by IK Investment Partners. The sale of FlexoPrint is Capidea's first exit in Capidea's latest fund. Plesner...

Can Sustainability and Plastics Ever Peacefully Coexist?

It seemed like 2020 was going to be the year of a big win for environmental groups in their war against single-use plastic bags. Several states, including New York, California, Maine, and New Jersey, had...

Gelpac Invests $5 Million in its Marieville Plant

Gelpac, a specialist in the manufacturing of multiwall paper bags and polyethylene packaging, announces a $5 million investment in its Canadian plant in Marieville. This investment will lead to the acquisition of even higher performance...

Prarie State Group Achieves Eighth SQF Recognition

Prairie State Group, a printer specializing in flexible film, food grade packaging materials and pressure-sensitive labels, has achieved its eighth SQF Certification in both food safety and quality edition 8.2, an internationally recognized food safety...

CEFLEX Launches New Design Guidelines to Improve Recyclability of Flexibles

CEFLEX, Circular Economy for Flexible Packaging initiative, has launched a comprehensive set of guidelines to help the flexible packaging value chain design recyclable consumer packaging solutions and accelerate a circular economy. The Designing for a...

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